Vista Del Mar Statement of Support for the AAPI Community
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services has a deep and long-standing commitment to protecting and advocating for children and families, particularly when they are at their most vulnerable, not only for their well-being, but for the stability and security of our greater communities, as well. As a result, where we see hatred and violence targeting any members of our communities, it is our responsibility to lend the credibility of our voice as advocates to speak out and stand in support.
Vista Del Mar is devastated by the recent acts of violence perpetrated in Georgia targeting community members of Asian descent, as well as the rise in attacks against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Vista Del Mar stands in solidarity with the AAPI community in declaring that these attacks must end. We reassert our commitment to doing our part as allies by advocating for change in the systems that promote inequality, training a keen eye on amplifying and supporting solutions that address the root causes of the discrimination and inequities that undermine and divide our communities. More specifically and closer to home, Vista Del Mar will continue to partner with our staff, families, and providers of Asian descent to ensure and protect access to spaces and services that are safe, equitable and inclusive.
This is not a new focus, but rather an emphatic restatement of Vista Del Mar’s dedication to equality and justice, and a reminder that we will mindfully and continuously evaluate how we provide services to the most vulnerable around us to ensure that we are living out our commitment to being a community of action and inclusivity.